Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Avaya Acquires Traverse Networks for Enterprise Mobility Software

Avaya has acquired Traverse Networks, a privately held developer of enterprise mobility solutions for unified communications, for an undisclosed sum. Traverse, which is based in Fremont, California, offers software that enables users to see and hear office voice mail through an email- like inbox on their mobile devices, providing streamlined access to messages and fast ways to respond. The inbox displays office voice mail messages with information about whom the message is from, when it was sent, and message duration. Users can select one or more messages, press play, and listen to them in any order.

Traverse supports a broad range of devices, including RIM Blackberry and Palm handhelds and J2ME-enabled mobile phones.

Avaya said it expects to release solutions integrating Traverse technology into its Unified Communications portfolio in the second half of 2007.

"Effective communication for mobile workers is essential in delivering world class service and achieving competitive advantage," said Eileen Rudden, vice president and general manager, Unified Communications Division, Avaya.